Published: Nov. 18, 2018

Along with collaborators Amber Rice from Lehigh University and Tim Roth from Franklin and Marshall College, the Taylor Lab has received NSF funding to explore the role that cognitive breakdown in hybrid chickadees may play in maintaining species barriers between hybridizing black-capped and Carolina chickadees. Our role will focus on understanding genomic patterns of introgression across the hybrid zone and on examining variation in gene expression between parental and hybrid individuals. We're excited to welcome students from Lehigh to CU Boulder as part of our student swap this coming field season.


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